Creating Your Own Garden
How To Start Your Own Garden
So you've been thinking about starting your own garden, but you don't know where to begin. Well, hopefully the following steps will be a helpful guide for you to follow in order to start your very own garden.
1) Research: Before you grab a shovel and start digging away in your back yard or spend $100 on seeds because you wanted to, you need to do a little research on gardening. Find out what plants grow best during what seasons, find out how much sunlight certain plants need, and what plants will grow best in the type of climate you live in. You should also research basic gardening tips and tools you may need to start a garden. You may find gardening might be a little more expensive then you thought, and you'll have to create your own budget for the project.
2) Buy Seeds, Tools, and Other Garden Accessories: After you've done some research, hopefully you've found some plants you can grow in your garden during the current season. Buy the seeds as well as the tools you'll need for gardening (don't forget the gloves-protect your hands!). You'll also need feed for your plants such as mulch, compost, and fertilizer, which will help contribute to the growth of your plants!
3) Location: The next step is to choose a location. Make sure you pick a location based on the needs of the plants you are growing. For example, if you plants need a lot of sunlight, pick a spot in your yard that receives a lot of sun during the day. If you are planting a variety of plants that requires some to be in the sunlight, and some to be in the shade, then you may need to have multiple locations in your yard to use as a garden.
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4) Measure and Dig: Once you have a location, measure how much space your plants will need. Every plant is different You'll want to dig rows and holes with enough room for the roots of your plants to grow. If plants don't have enough space, their roots will interfere with other plants, which may wipe your whole garden out! Use research to help you measure how much space is needed for each plant you plan to grow in your garden.
5) Plant and Water: After the laborious digging, you are finally ready to plant your seeds. Plant your seeds in their specific locations, and don't forget to label what you've planted and where. It can take a few weeks for anything to start appearing above ground, and it would be a shame if you over-watered your carrots because you thought they were tomatoes! After you've planted your seeds, don't forget to water them well. The first watering will start their growing process.
6) Care: Once you've finished planting your seeds, you aren't done(well for the day...maybe). Gardening is not just a one time thing. You have to continuously look after your plants, and water, mulch, fertilize, and harvest the plants when needed.
Hopefully you have found this guide useful, and you are off to start your own garden! Enjoy and happy gardening!